Monday, January 26, 2015

Addabbo suddenly grows a pair

From the Queens Chronicle:

Mayor de Blasio had better keep in mind that cooperation with his fellow elected officials is a two-way street, state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) warned in an interview last week with the Queens Chronicle.

Explicitly saying that he wanted to see his warning in print, Addabbo said the mayor’s insistence on establishing large homeless shelters where they’re not wanted in his district and his decision to stop running a ferry from Rockaway to Manhattan last October could come back to haunt him.

The city recently opened a homeless shelter in Rockaway and is planning to establish another one in Glendale, both in Addabbo’s district and both despite community opposition — though the lawmaker said the city may be starting to consider alternate uses for the latter site.

The mayor’s going to come to Albany at some point and ask for something,” Addabbo said. “It would be hard for me to embrace the mayor or accommodate his requests at this time. It’s very hard for me to try to work with this administration unless things change.”

He made the comments during a wide-ranging talk on topics from here to Albany.

But Addabbo also said he’s getting the first indications from the city that it may reconsider its plans to turn an old factory on Cooper Avenue in Glendale into a shelter for hundreds of homeless people. The senator has proposed using the site, once any toxins there are cleaned up, to house seniors or veterans instead.


Anonymous said...

Not Military Veterans,veterans of the democrat/gimmedat political system.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little nervous about saying it's OK to house anyone there. Might have been a bad choice of words

Middle Villager said...

Addabo is full of shit. He has been paying lip service to fight against the Glendale homeless shelter but has not done a thing to stop it. How about calling for an ethics investigation on the awarding of DHS contracts? All the non-for-profits that are awarded these non competitive contracts have Boards (or staff) that are full of ex-city officials that were in charge of DHS or Housing. Addabo is just being a good party soldier.

JQ said...

Addabbo found his balls now that cuomo II's little speaker is now indicted.He needs to do more than throw petty barbs.

Anonymous said...

All Addabbo is good at is throwing barbecues and sponsoring free flu shots. He's MIA since the first day he held office.

Anonymous said...

He made these comments before Silver was busted.